Community Leaders to Examine Issues Facing Kids in Fort Morgan County

May 14 discussion to explore child health and education issues

Contact: Tara Manthey
Title: Communications Director
Phone: (720) 256-1312
Email: tara@coloradokids.org

Community Leaders to Examine Issues Facing Kids in Fort Morgan County

May 14 discussion to explore child health and education issues

PRESS ADVISORY

May 3rd, 2013

Community leaders will examine health and education issues facing local children in a community discussion May 14 in Fort Morgan. To start the conversation, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado’s leading voice for kids, will present statewide and county-specific data on child well-being from its 2013 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report.

The Colorado Children’s Campaign’s recent report, <i, shows Colorado still has one of the fastest growing rates of child poverty in the nation since 2000. Despite the increase in poverty, some signs of child well-being have improved during the same time, likely as a result of targeted efforts to increase access to child health coverage and high quality education. This year, Morgan County was ranked 22 out of the state’s 25 largest counties in overall child well-being. The annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report provides state- and county-level data on a variety of child well-being indicators.

The free event is co-sponsored by the Colorado Children’s Campaign, the Morgan County Early Childhood Council and the Morgan County Department of Health and Human Services.

WHAT: Colorado Children’s Campaign Presentation and Discussion

WHERE: Sherman Early Learning Center Gymnasium, 300 Sherman St. in Fort Morgan

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RSVP: Public welcome with RSVP to Liz Houston at liz@coloradokids.org or 303-620-4532 by Friday, May 10.

Lunch provided. Press welcome.

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About Colorado Children's Campaign


The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on improving the quality of and expanding access to child health, K-12 education and early childhood experiences. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tara Manthey at (720) 256-1312 or email Tara at tara@coloradokids.org.